June 7, 2012 / Press Release

Porter Wright recognized by Chambers USA 2012: Nine practices, 27 attorneys ranked in Ohio, Internationally

For the ninth year in a row, Porter Wright is recognized as a leading law firm by Chambers USA®, one of the most definitive referral guides of business law firms and lawyers in America. Nine of the firm's practice areas are ranked and 27 of its attorneys are named as leading lawyers in the 2012 edition released this month.

According to Chambers' research, Porter Wright ranked among the top firms in Ohio in the following practice areas:

• Labor & Employment
• Natural Resources & the Environment
• Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
• Real Estate/Zoning & Land Use
• Banking & Finance
• Bankruptcy/Restructuring
• Corporate/M&A
• Litigation/General Commercial
• Real Estate

Twenty-six attorneys are recognized in Ohio as "Leaders in Their Field," and one attorney is recognized in Washington, D.C., as a national leader in International Arbitration.

• Andrew M. Bojko – Banking & Finance
• James P. Botti – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
• Kathleen M. Brinkman – Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations
• Robert L. Brubaker – Natural Resources & Environment
• Timothy E. Grady – Banking and Finance
• Kevin E. Griffith – Labor & Employment
• Theodore D. Grosser – Corporate/M&A
• Jeffrey T. Hayes – Real Estate
• Richard J. Helmreich – Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
• Judd Kessler – International Arbitration (Nationwide)
• Mark B. Koogler – Corporate/M&A
• Holly D. Kozlowski – Intellectual Property
• Curtis A. Loveland – Corporate/M&A
• Hugh E. McKay – Litigation: General Commercial
• J. Jeffrey McNealey –Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
• Robert A. Meyer, Jr. – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
• Jack R. Pigman – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
• Fred G. Pressley Jr. – Labor & Employment
• Robert J. Schmidt, Jr. – Natural Resources & Environment
• Christopher R. Schraff – Natural Resources & Environment
• Ryan P. Sherman – Litigation: General Commercial
• Bradd N. Siegel – Labor & Employment
• John M. Stephen – Labor & Employment
• Kathleen M. Trafford – Litigation: General Commercial
• Robert W. Trafford – Litigation: General Commercial
• Charles C. Warner – Labor & Employment
• William R. Weir – Real Estate

This is the first year that Kathleen Brinkman and Hugh McKay have been ranked, and Andrew Bojko and Ryan Sherman are ranked for the first time—as "Up & Coming"—in their respective practice areas.

Chambers USA ranks leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout America. Rankings are based on lawyer and client interviews, among other things, and assess criteria such as technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness and astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities that clients consider relevant.